Let people know that when they follow or like your Page, they can also check the “See First” preference to let the algorithm know that your posts are important to them.
As of late 2019, average reach for Facebook posts was down by 2.2%, meaning that pages and groups could reasonably expect their posts to be seen by about 5.5% of their Page’s followers. Big pages with massive follower counts can expect even lower averages.
It’s true that the Facebook algorithm isn’t the only factor that affects reach—there are others at play, like Facebook’s continued growth—but it’s definitely one of the most important factors. Which means marketers who don’t stay up to date may have a tougher time getting their content in front of their audience’s eyeballs.
In case you need a quick refresher, the Facebook algorithm is how Facebook decides which posts users see, and in what order, every time they check their newsfeeds.
Since 2018, the algorithm has been evolving at a rapid clip, as Facebook strives to make the time people spend on it more valuable and meaningful.
But in 2020, Facebook’s focus is on making its platform more transparent for users, and giving people more direct control over what they see. For instance, Facebook has conducted multiple surveys to gather data and opinions straight from users. And there’s now a button to click if you want to know why a post is showing up in your feed.
According to Facebook, Pages that post often are more likely to be meaningful to their audience. Therefore, posting frequency is a ranking signal that can affect how high up in the newsfeed your posts are placed.